The maritime customs at the Hamad Port successfully stopped the smuggling of 4,423 parcels of forbidden tobacco into Qatar. The contraband was hidden inside a shipment of hand brooms, and the total weight of the prohibited substance reached 5528.75 kilograms, according to Qatar Customs Tweet:
الجمارك البحرية بميناء حمد تحبط تهريب 4423 طرد من مادة التنباك الممنوعة، تم إخفاء الممنوعات بطريقة سرية داخل شحنة للمكانس اليدوية ، وقد بلغ الوزن الإجمالي للمادة الممنوعة 5528.75 كيلوجرام#جمارك_قطر pic.twitter.com/5jRtGleGdn— الهيئة العامة للجمارك (@Qatar_Customs) January 7, 2021The General Authority of Customs is making great efforts to accelerate the pace of work to enter goods easily to ensure that goods are available in the market quickly, so it has equipped customs ports in Qatar with advanced inspection devices and introductory and educational courses for customs inspection personnel that qualify them to know the most important methods and means of global smuggling to monitor and foil any smuggling attempts that would breach security in Qatar.
It is worth noting that the General Authority of Customs is proceeding at a steady pace to develop and simplify customs procedures and apply the latest systems in accordance with the best international standards and practices in customs work, in addition to extending bridges of trust and cooperation with its partners and the public of those dealing with it.
Cover image credit: General Authority of Customs
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